There is no doubt that the Slow Festival Easter street parade is the highlight and climax of the Slow Festival. But this year, organisers have an additional highlight and special treat for the crowds who plan to come and watch… Sedgefield’s newly-crowned Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, will be leading the parade!
SLOW FESTIVAL PARADE ON SUNDAY
The 2017 Slow Festival parade takes place on Sunday 16th April and will provide another occasion for all to celebrate the true meaning of Easter. There will be men in tutus, spectacular costumes, giant Percheron horses, the Church of Resurrection Brigade Band, the super-duper Sedgefield Brewery float, trikes and bikes. And that’s not all… months and months in the making, there will be a very special Slow Festival Orange Dragon too!
The parade starts at 13h00 so as to accommodate church services. All participants will meet at 12h00 at the Laerskool Sedgefield Primary sports-grounds, and the show gets on the road (literally) at 13h00 sharp. There will be the official Prize Giving ceremony on the Village Green at 14h20, followed by a special choir & dancing concert ending the Slow Fest 2017 in style.
Organizers encourage local businesses to get creative and to come and join the biggest highlight of the Festival as there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs for the 2017 Best Parade Creations 1st, 2nd and 3rd:
- 1st: A 2 night stay for up to 5 people at an AfriCamps camp
- 2nd: A weekend for 4 people at Eagles Nest
- 3rd: A 1hr trip for 4 people on the Knysna RIB Adventures
NOT TO BE MISSED… Come and see the beautiful Miss SA along with many other wonderful additions!
For more information, please contact the parade coordinator – Amanda 072 949 3002.